Franz Ferdinand, the British indie rock band, is coming to the Knitting Factory Wednesday April 23. “The Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” Tour will be traveling all over the world, from London to Los Angeles. Touring with them to Boise is Cate Le Bon, a singer/song-writer from Penboyr, Wales. She will be performing seven of the shows alongside the band. The tour is 42 shows long including festivals like Solidays in Paris, Mainsquare in Arras and Eurockeennes in Belfort.
Their song “Take Me Out” from their debut album was their second single and was released in January 2004. “Take Me Out” reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. The single was certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America in November of 2004.
Their second album, “You Could Have It So Much Better,” went Gold in the United States and was in the top 10 on Billboard 200. The band has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards. They also won an NME award.
In an interview with James Manning, part of TimeOut London, lead singer Alex Kapranos, talks about the album.
“It’s a pretty quirky record,” Kapranos said in the TimeOut interview. “There are some odd moments that you probably wouldn’t do if you were consciously trying to make a very commercial-sounding record. When you play live, it brings out a different part of you. It’s the difference between being a house cat and a cat that goes out.”
For more information on this upcoming show, visit bo.knittingfactory.com.